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dc.contributor.authorHiggins, P
dc.contributor.authorRunnegar, N
dc.contributor.authorBird, RJ
dc.contributor.authorMarkey, KA
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-30T01:20:46Z
dc.date.available2018-11-30T01:20:46Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1444-0903
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/imj.13239
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/143196
dc.description.abstractNeutropenia in adult patients is often attributed to intercurrent viral infections; however, there are limited data describing the frequency or natural history of this phenomenon. We examined all patients presenting to three large hospitals in the Metro South region of South East Queensland with laboratory‐confirmed influenza A or B throughout the 2015 influenza season (January–October). Four hundred and thirty‐six patients were studied and 15.3% of this cohort were neutropenic (absolute neutrophil count <2.0 × 109/L) with no identifiable cause other than the influenza. Importantly, the majority of cases were mild, with absolute neutrophil count remaining >1.0 × 109/L. The incidence of neutropenia was significantly higher in association with influenza B than influenza A (18.3% vs 10.3%). We conclude that mild, transient neutropenia is common among patients with influenza infection and advise that it should not cause alarm or invite specific investigation unless severe or prolonged.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1328
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1332
dc.relation.ispartofissue11
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternal Medicine Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume46
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110399
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1102
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titleRates of neutropenia in adults with influenza A or B: a retrospective analysis of hospitalised patients in South East Queensland during 2015
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBird, Robert


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